BAYHAWKS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF UPDATE
NEW ORLEANS – The Erie BayHawks announced today that Associate Head Coach Greivis Vásquez is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the coaching staff to address health issues related to an ankle injury.
“After taking some time to consider what is best for the team and my health, I have decided to step away from coaching to focus on rehabbing my ankle,” said Vásquez.
Vásquez, a 28th overall selection by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2010 NBA Draft, appeared in 401 career regular season games with Memphis, New Orleans, Sacramento, Toronto, Milwaukee and Brooklyn. The native of Caracas, Venezuela posted career averages of 9.0 points, 4.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 23.7 minutes per contest.
The Erie BayHawks, presented by LECOM, are the NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA G League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. The BayHawks, established in 2008, play their home games at Erie Insurance Arena and were one of the first teams in the G League to establish a marquee partnership. The BayHawks marquee partner, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), LECOM School of Dental Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. LECOM physicians serve as the BayHawks medical staff, the team practices at the state-of-the-art LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center, and together the BayHawks and LECOM promote education, health and wellness throughout Erie County.